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By Christopher Morris

Mississippi represented the previous South and all that it stood for--perhaps extra so than the other nation. Tracing its lengthy histories of monetary, social, and cultural evolution, Morris takes an in depth and richly unique examine a consultant Southern group: Jefferson Davis's Warren County, within the state's southwestern nook. Drawing on many wills, deeds, courtroom files, and manuscript fabrics, he unearths the transformation of a loosely knit, regularly Western group of pioneer homesteaders right into a exceptionally Southern society in line with plantation agriculture, slavery, and a patriarchal social order."This considerate, well-written learn without doubt might be generally learn and deservedly influential."--American ancient assessment.

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28 John Calhoon and his family of Pioneers of the Loosa Chitto 13 three managed, in their first year, to plant some peach stones and clear half an acre for cultivation, enough, apparently, to see them through a winter. William Selkrig cleared and fenced three acres and erected a house, all in one year. By the next year he had time to supplement his income by overseeing a neighbor's place. In 1773, John Stowers arrived on the Big Black penniless, his worldly possessions consisting of a gun and an axe.

On the whole, however, the Rapaljes seem to have bought cheap and sold dear, relatively speaking. For example, Pioneers of the Loosa Chitto 17 over the eight-year period spanned by the account book, they marked up the price of sugar and coffee an average of six cents per pound over what they paid for them. Limited information on prices requires that this point be made cautiously. 43 Nevertheless, the commercial exchange network differed qualitatively from the borrowing and lending circle; participants in each did not overlap.

Hunting, trapping, and felling timber provided supplementary income, perhaps in cash. Indoors, at night, they made clothes, bullets, and whatever else they needed and could make themselves. Isolation made interdependence a necessity; neighbors exchanged the fruits of their labors and reciprocated favors and kind treatment. Perhaps this was not the life that some of them had bargained for when they left their homes in the Atlantic colonies, and yet it had its advantages. Land was plentiful and fertile, and with luck and not too much work, once they felled some trees and planted the ground, farmers prospered.

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